They are considered a rare species, nor they are known as field players and even differently from their peers, they are the only ones trained on the pitch to touch the ball with their hands in certain situations, anyway the doormen. We will focus on the scorers, but not in cases like Rogerio Ceni, Chilavert or René Higuita, but in those goalkeepers who come up in the last set pieces of their teams to try to resolve the match or the tie.
Eloy Casals - FC Santa Coloma - Previous Champions League 2014/15
This match will not be remembered as it was played on the same day as the historic Mineirazo from Germany to Brazil, but in this first round for the Champions League there was also a historical event, FC Santa Coloma became the first Andorran team to overcome a Champions League tie. Ricard Imbernon's pupils traveled to Armenia with the income from the goal scored in the first leg by Marc Pujol, in the Stadi Comunal of the Andorran capital.
The game faced those of the principality with the goal of the historic captain Ildefons Lima, but the Armenians did not give their arm to twist and put the tie in their favor, thanks to a double by Hovsepyan and a goal by Mashumyan. At the end of the match, FC Santa Coloma had a foul in their favor on the midfield line, all the Andorran players waited in the Armenian area waiting for the miracle and after a series of rejections it happened, the ball fell to the ilerdense goalkeeper Eloy Casals who scrambled in the area to beat his Armenian namesake. This is how the miracle of FC Santa Coloma happened in Yerevan.
Dani Aranzubia - Deportivo de la Coruña - First Division 2010/11
Working day 24 in the Spanish First Division, at the Mediterranean Games Stadium, two teams face off around the relegation places to Second Division. The local set, the Almeria, is much more in need of points and carries all the weight of the game but cannot get ahead on the scoreboard, until in the first bars of the second half the Argentine Piatti manages to overtake his team with a great goal.
Lotina's men try to tie the game, even so the best chances are still for the locals, forgiving several that help them sentence the game. On the last play of the match, Pablo Álvarez throws a corner with his right leg and Aranzubia appears in the small area, the Riojan goalkeeper connects a great header against which Diego Alves can do nothing. At the end of the season, this tie was not worth either team., since they both ended up descending.
Andrés Palop - Sevilla - UEFA 2006/07
If in the first UEFA Cup the hero of Seville was the ill-fated Antonio Puerta, the historic left-footer against Schalke in the semi-finals, In the one achieved by the Sevilla players in the following season it was the Valencian goalkeeper Palop and not because of his penalties stopped in the final against Espanyol, but for his header goal at the former Donetsk Olimpiysky. The Andalusians faced the emerging mining team in the round of 16, in the first leg played at the Sánchez Pizjuán, a final goal by Maresca made the final draw at 2 the score.
Already on the return in Donetsk, the Ukrainians always led the way in the tie with goals from Matuzalém and Elano, in the last play of added time Dani Alves bounced a corner that Palop finished off the mark with a great foreshortening leaning back. This goal allowed the Sevillistas to take the tie to the extension where the Uruguayan Chevantón certified the classification of the current champion to the quarterfinals.
Jens Lehmann - Schalke 04 – Bundesliga 1997/98
The previous year Schalke 04 had won the UEFA Cup and his regional rival, Borussia Dortmund, had raised the Champions League, so in the Ruhr basin derby that closed the football year in the Bundesliga, it became a kind of European Super Cup, at that time the Recopa was still being disputed. Borussiers faced each other in the Westfalenstadion who could not find the game that led them to rule in Europe the previous season, against their neighbors, and rivals, from Gelserkirschen who were at the top of the ranking.
The locals went ahead with a goal to the quarter of an hour of the German-Russian Vladimir But, it seemed that the game was dead with the players thinking more about the winter break. But in the last quarter of an hour the game went crazy, The visitors tied through the Russian Denis Klyuyev who 5 minutes I minimize the great Andreas Möller with a magnificent direct free kick. It seemed that the mining derby would stay in Dortmund, but in injury time a corner kick from Thomas Linke was headed in by Jens Lehmann, leading to the draw in the hottest derby ever played in Germany and the Essen-born goalkeeper a contract the following season with Borussia Dortmund.
Peter Schmeichel – Manchester United – UEFA Cup 1995/96 y Kasper Schmeichel – Leicester City – Championship 2013/14
Father and son goalkeepers and both having scored a goal with the ball in play. The father, considered one of the great goalkeepers in history, scored the tie at 2 in front of the Russians of the Rotor Volvograd, that did not serve the Red Devils to qualify for the second round for the double value of the goals in away fiefdom. The son, already stabilized in the English second division, made a 1-1 draw against Yeovil Town, the goal came with controversy because the referee did not grant the validity of the goal until he consulted with his assistant